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Kids Eat Kale Contest

Category : Related Organizations

Whatcom Farm to SchoolThe Whatcom Farm-to-School Program, with support from the Whatcom Community Foundation is hosting a contest for all students in Whatcom County in grades kindergarten through 12th.

The Farm-to-School Harvest of the Month Program is featuring locally grown kale in March. Kale will be served for lunch in all Whatcom County public schools. This contest is designed to complement and promote this endeavor. It’s time to dispel the myth that kids don’t eat kale. Continue Reading

Whatcom Farm to School

Category : Related Organizations

Whatcom Farm to SchoolSomething wonderful is happening in Whatcom County schools which involves locally grown foods. At a time when, paradoxically, childhood obesity and childhood hunger are on the rise in the US, a Whatcom organization is working to introduce local ingredients into school lunch programs to help improve nutrition and educate kids and their families about healthy eating. Continue Reading

2011 Fall Fruit Festival

Category : Farm Stands, October, On the Farm, Related Organizations, Seasonal Menu Ideas

Chopping Apples for Cider at Cloud Mountain Farm CenterAnticipation was in the air as we joined other families arriving at Cloud Mountain Farm Center for the second day of their Fall Fruit Festival. Almost immediately my grandson was recruited to try turning the wheel on the apple chopper for the hand cider press. The fun was underway! Continue Reading

Food Writers Attend Co-op Barbecue

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Category : Book and Movie Reviews, Events, Related Organizations, Retail Stores

September 17, 2011
11:00 amto2:00 pm

2011 Community Food Co-op Barbecue(Photo by Laura Steiger)–Four local food writers were featured at a community barbecue sponsored by the Community Food Co-op (Cordata and Westerly, Bellingham) last Saturday to talk about their cookbooks, blogs–and newspaper columns! Samples of their recipes were available for tasting, too. Continue Reading

Northwest Mushroomers Show

Category : November, Related Organizations, Seasonal Menu Ideas, Wildcrafting

Northwest Mushroomers Association - Edible MushroomsFor 21 years, the Northwest Mushroomers Association has organized a annual public show of an enormous variety of local wild mushrooms. Since I’d never attended a mushroom show before, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I arrived at Bloedel Donovan Park recently.

At the ticket table I was given a brochure to help me get oriented. I couldn’t miss the rows of tables down the center of the room containing the specimens (see photos I took), but other features weren’t as obvious. For example, experts were available at one table to help people identify wild mushrooms they’d found. Another table allowed people to try making spore prints, one of the most reliable methods of identifying mushroom genus. Continue Reading

Centennial Smoothies at the Fair!

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Category : Related Organizations

NW Washington Fair Centennial LogoEveryone is invited to visit the Northwest Washington Fair this week in Lynden to taste a very special Centennial Smoothie. Whatcom Farm Friends, a sustainable agriculture policy advocacy group, coordinated with the Washington Red Raspberry Commission and the Whatcom County Dairy Women to develop a smoothie using all locally grown ingredients in honor of the Fair’s Centennial this year. Continue Reading